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The 2014 Copa do Nordeste was the 11th edition of the main football tournament featuring teams from the Brazilian Nordeste. The competition featured 16 clubs, with Bahia and Pernambuco having three seeds each, and Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte, Sergipe, Alagoas and Paraíba with two seeds each. The 2014 Copa do Nordeste did not feature teams from the states of Maranhão and Piauí, though they are slated to enter the tournament in its 2015 edition.[2] [3] The champions, Sport Recife, earned a berth in the 2014 Copa Sudamericana.

2014 Copa do Nordeste
Nordestão
Country Brazil
Dates17 January – 9 April
Teams16
ChampionsSport
Runners-upCeará
2014 Copa SudamericanaSport
Matches played62
Goals scored152 (2.45 per match)
Attendance374,107 (6,034 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Magno Alves
(8 goals)
Best playerBrazil Neto Baiano (Sport)[1]
2013
2015

Contents

Qualified teamsEdit

Association Team (Berth) Entry stage
  Alagoas
2 berths
CRB 2013 Campeonato Alagoano champions
CSA 2013 Campeonato Alagoano runners-up
  Bahia
3 berths
Vitória 2013 Campeonato Baiano champions
Bahia 2013 Campeonato Baiano runners-up
Vitória da Conquista 2013 Campeonato Baiano champions of the first phase
  Ceará
2 berths
Ceará 2013 Campeonato Cearense champions
Guarany 2013 Campeonato Cearense runners-up
  Paraíba
2 berths
Botafogo 2013 Campeonato Paraibano champions
Treze 2013 Campeonato Paraibano runners-up
  Pernambuco
3 berths
Santa Cruz 2013 Campeonato Pernambucano champions
Sport 2013 Campeonato Pernambucano runners-up
Náutico 2013 Campeonato Pernambucano 3rd place
  Rio Grande do Norte
2 berths
Potiguar 2013 Campeonato Potiguar champions
América 2013 Campeonato Potiguar runners-up
  Sergipe
2 berths
Sergipe 2013 Campeonato Sergipano champions
Confiança[A] 2013 Campeonato Sergipano third place

^ A. River Plate was originally qualified as runners-up of the 2013 Campeonato Sergipano. Because of their request to be absent for 2 two years of the Campeonato Sergiano due to financial problems, Confiança earned their spot.

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts AME VIT SER CON
América 6 3 3 0 10 2 +8 12 0–0 3–0 2–0
Vitória 6 3 2 1 12 8 +4 11 0–3 5–1 2–1
Sergipe 6 1 3 2 8 14 −6 6 1–1 2–2 2–1
Confiança 6 0 2 4 6 12 −6 2 1–1 1–3 2–2

Group BEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CSA STC BAH VCO
CSA 6 3 2 1 10 6 +4 11 1–1 4–1 2–1
Santa Cruz 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 11 0–1 2–1 3–2
Bahia 6 3 1 2 7 8 −1 10 1–0 1–1 1–0
Vitória da Conquista 6 0 1 5 6 11 −5 1 2–2 0–1 1–2

Group CEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CEA CRB POT TRZ
Ceará 6 3 2 1 10 4 +6 11 5–0 1–1 2–0
CRB 6 3 1 2 7 10 −3 10 2–0 1–1 2–1
Potiguar 6 2 3 1 8 7 +1 9 1–1 1–2 2–1
Treze 6 1 0 5 5 9 −4 3 0–1 2–0 1–2

Group DEdit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts GUA SPO NAU BOT
Guarany 6 2 3 1 5 4 +1 9 1–0 1–1 2–1
Sport 6 2 2 2 5 3 +2 8 0–0 0–1 1–0
Náutico 6 1 3 2 4 7 −3 6 1–1 0–3 0–1
Botafogo 6 2 2 2 5 5 0 4[a] 1–0 1–1[b] 1–1
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Botafogo deducted four points for fielding an ineligible player.
  2. ^ Botafogo fielded an ineligible player.

Knockout phaseEdit

BracketEdit

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                   
América 0 4 4  
CRB 2 0 2  
  América 0 2 2  
  Ceará 4 0 4  
Ceará 1 5 6
Vitória 1 1 2  
  Ceará 0 1 1
  Sport 2 1 3
CSA 0 1 1  
Sport 2 0 2  
  Sport 2 2 4
  Santa Cruz 0 1 1  
Guarany 0 0 0
Santa Cruz 3 1 4  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Santa Cruz   4–0   Guarany 3–0 1–0
CRB   2–4   América 2–0 0–4
Sport   2–1   CSA 2–0 0–1
Vitória   2–6   Ceará 1–1 1–5

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Ceará   4–2   América 4–0 0–2
Sport   4–1   Santa Cruz 2–0 2–1

FinalsEdit

Sport2–0Ceará
Neto Baiano   11'
Danilo   85'
Report
Attendance: 25,545
Referee: Cláudio Francisco Lima e Silva

Ceará1–1Sport
Magno Alves   42' Report Neto Baiano   51' (pen.)
Attendance: 60,068
Referee: Jailson Macedo Freitas


 2014 Copa do Nordeste
Champions 
 
Sport
3rd title

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Club Goals
1   Magno Alves Ceará 8
2   Neto Baiano Sport 6
3   Bill Ceará 4
  Denilson CRB
  Josimar CSA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neto Baiano é eleito o Craque da Copa do Nordeste de 2014". br.esporteinterativo.yahoo.com. Yahoo Esporte Interativo. 18 September 2014. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014. Retrieved 18 September 2014.
  2. ^ Teams of Maranhão and Piauí Cup may be in the 2014 Copa do Nordeste, Globoesporte.com, 18 March 2013
  3. ^ Meeting defines inclusion of Piauí and Maranhão in the 2015 Copa do Nordeste Globoesporte.com, 19 April 2013